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The Resource About abortion : terminating pregnancy in twenty-first-century America, Carol Sanger

About abortion : terminating pregnancy in twenty-first-century America, Carol Sanger

Label
About abortion : terminating pregnancy in twenty-first-century America
Title
About abortion
Title remainder
terminating pregnancy in twenty-first-century America
Statement of responsibility
Carol Sanger
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most private decisions a woman can make, abortion is also one of the most contentious topics in American civic life. Protested at rallies and politicized in party platforms, terminating pregnancy is often characterized as a selfish decision by women who put their own interests above those of the fetus. This background of stigma and hostility has stifled women's willingness to talk about abortion, which in turn distorts public and political discussion. To pry open the silence surrounding this public issue, Sanger distinguishes between abortion privacy, a form of nondisclosure based on a woman's desire to control personal information, and abortion secrecy, a woman's defense against the many harms of disclosure. Laws regulating abortion patients and providers treat abortion not as an acceptable medical decision--let alone a right--but as something disreputable, immoral, and chosen by mistake. Exploiting the emotional power of fetal imagery, laws require women to undergo ultrasound, a practice welcomed in wanted pregnancies but commandeered for use against women with unwanted pregnancies. Sanger takes these prejudicial views of women's abortion decisions into the twenty-first century by uncovering new connections between abortion law and American culture and politics. New medical technologies, women's increasing willingness to talk online and off, and the prospect of tighter judicial reins on state legislatures are shaking up the practice of abortion. As talk becomes more transparent and acceptable, women's decisions about whether or not to become mothers will be treated more like those of other adults making significant personal choices.--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
Dewey number
179.7/6
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ767.15
LC item number
.S26 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
About abortion : terminating pregnancy in twenty-first-century America, Carol Sanger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Normalizing abortion
  • About abortion
  • The law from Roe forward
  • Abortion privacy/abortion secrecy
  • The eye of the storm
  • Facing your fetus
  • "You had body, you died"
  • Sending pregnant teenagers to court
  • Fathers and fetuses: what would men do?
Control code
ocn959805813
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 304 pages ;
Isbn
9780674737723
Lccn
2016041934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)959805813
Label
About abortion : terminating pregnancy in twenty-first-century America, Carol Sanger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Normalizing abortion
  • About abortion
  • The law from Roe forward
  • Abortion privacy/abortion secrecy
  • The eye of the storm
  • Facing your fetus
  • "You had body, you died"
  • Sending pregnant teenagers to court
  • Fathers and fetuses: what would men do?
Control code
ocn959805813
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 304 pages ;
Isbn
9780674737723
Lccn
2016041934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)959805813

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